Outerwall, the parent of electronics trade-in company ecoATM, is merging with a private equity firm and will no longer be a publicly traded company.
The state of New Jersey is working to reform its e-scrap law, and lawmakers plan to have a bill to send to the governor by next month.
California officials are inviting industry players to participate in a survey regarding possible changes to the state’s e-scrap recycling program.
Seattle-based Total Reclaim says it will appeal a penalty imposed by the Washington Department of Ecology for improper shipments of material.
Washington’s e-scrap collection numbers are down again. In the first six months of 2016, the state program took in less than 90 percent of the weight collected during the same period a year ago.
Starting next month, $3 million worth of grants will be available to local governments in New York that are paying to recycle electronics. The money, from the state’s Environmental Protection Fund, is supposed to help municipalities cover shortfalls in the program.
Electronics manufacturers are launching an e-scrap recycling pilot program in Nebraska, an effort to explore sustainable systems that aren’t driven by state law.
Whether you operate a small shredding operation or a larger e-scrap processing facility, safety must be a priority. The subject of safety was explored at an E-Scrap Academy session during E-Scrap 2016 in New Orleans last month.
The majority of certified e-scrap processing facilities are located in the U.S., but for both R2 and e-Stewards, there has recently been a notable uptick in international action.